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  • Hearts Beat Loud

    Hearts Beat Loud

    ★★★½

    These Brooklyn films tend to merge into each other really, and it was a little weird as someone who has really lost touch with music over the last 10 years to see so many acts I was familiar with being mentioned. But then I guess I'm of a similar vintage to Offerman and he was shown as being bored of and getting out of the music shop game.

    Despite it's familiarity it's excellent cast are all incredibly likeable, about ten…

  • Piccadilly

    Piccadilly

    ★★★★

    I've not seen that many British silents but I'm pretty sure that the few that I've seen from BFI's restorations are giving me a totally false impression of just how vibrant and innovative the industry was. Similarly to their release of Asquith's Underground this presents us with a London whose class divisions and entertainments could be shown in innovative camerawork that leaves space for music (and in this case Dance) to hit the viewer.

    It's a sexy charged film that…

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  • Rear Window

    Rear Window

    ★★★★★

    I guess I'm just going to watch this every few years for the rest of my life and keep finding different things to enjoy in it. This time it was finding Leiutenant Doyle more hilarious than usual and admiring everything Kelly brought to it.

    Oh and the construction, the way the events in the other apartments are used to divert Stewart (and of course us) at key moments or to have him on the phone about lonelyhearts so he can talk straight to the police, a perfectly plotted movie.

    But everything else was great too, is there a film Thelma Ritter doesn't elevate?

  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    ★★★★★

    My opportunities for watching films are often quite limited, and often coincide with looking after my daughter and I have hundreds of films here to watch. So I tend to go for fairly short films and fit a few into my film watching days. Which means films like this, which I was always sure I would love, tend to sit unwatched for years at a time.

    Which is a shame, as the long run time that makes me opt to…